Sunday, August 26, 2012

REVIEW : Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

(L-R) Honey, Sweetheart, Lovesick, Smitten, Romantic and Rendezvous.
Bought at Bon Marche / Kitshop.

From blogs to Youtube, gurus have been raving about this product. First time i saw one of these was at Judy a.k.a. ItsJudyTime. She did a first impression video (she's the best when it comes to first impressions) and i was hypnotized by the product. I've heard about Clinique Chubby Sticks and Tarte Lip Surgence, which were obviously high end brands. I'd never tried a lip stain before because of the fear of my lips drying and on the other hand through the years I had developed a love on lip balms. The first make-up i had used was lip balms especially the tinted ones. I don't want attention on my lips i just want to not look pale and add some color on my naturally pale lips. 

So Revlon came with an ingenious idea to incorporate a stain and a lip balm. Giving you stained lips for hours without drying. There are 12 shades, a wide variety from everyday shades to bold lips for night outs. These chubby sticks look like a crayon and you don't need a big sharpener 'cause they're retractable.  It glides on the lips pretty smoothly but not waxy. The staying power is excellent, throughout the day i only reapply it once after eating but not necessarily because it wasn't there anymore. It has a minty smell and does have a tingling feel on the lips but fades quickly. I have 6 shades to review one by one but first i want to show you the dimensions from the container to how much the actual product in the container. 
Approximately 4 1/2 inches or 115cm.

Actual product is approximately 30cm or 1.1 inches.

  • HONEY - Among the other ones i have, this i must say is the most used. Its perfect for an everyday lip color. It gives your lips that hint of nude pink then eventually will look bright pink but not an overpowering pink.
  • SWEETHEART - I was so excited when i first swatched this, the color payoff is so adorable. It reminds me of a bubblegum pink. Its perfect for summer looks. Not too deep but not too hot in a pink. 
  • LOVESICK - This was the shade Emma Stone wore on the official endorsement photo. It looks sheer on my hand swatch but when applied on the lips, it's so pigmented just like the color on the packaging. The color is buildable and perfect for dates. 
  • SMITTEN - Again the product is true to the packaging. This one's a pinkish-purple payoff. Somewhat a deep pink perfect for gatherings. It gives that vibrant color complimenting your skin tone. Beware of compliments throughout the day! :) 
  • ROMANTIC- I feel like among the other's names this one would be my favorite. I don't know, its just that i think that the color and the name jives. If i see the color, it's just makes me romantic. If that makes sense at all. This is one of the deep colors, i think the second deeper color next to Adore (which i don't have). I would wear this on a dinner date with someone. You don't need bold eyes, with just Romantic on your lips you'll surely stand out. 
  • RENDEZVOUS - A wearable orange-y, coral lip color. I love coral shades. At first i thought i would just wear this on special events but i was wrong. I wore this once on a hot, regular day and attracted so many compliments. I love how it brightens the face. It's not an annoying orange color, it has the hint of a coral that is flattering on every skin tone. 

I would definitely repurchase these balm stains. Why? It's a must on every girl's make-up collection. With just one application you're good to go especially if you have busy schedule like me and the least you can think of is to reapply your lip color. 



  1. Hi! Nice review.. I would definitely try these color that I don't have. :)


  2. I've been meaning to buy Rendezvous! Nice blog! :) Hope you can visit my blog too, and maybe follow? xo

    1. Among all the shade, i love Rendezvous the most! :) Thanks! Followed you back! :)

  3. I have Rendezvous and love it! :)

  4. I got one in Lovesick! I want to try Honey and Precious too!


    1. Try Rendezvous! :) Lovesick is such a nice color. When i used it before, i had compliments received.

  5. OMG! I dont have any of it yet. I love all the shades.
    by the way, i followed you. Mind to follow back?

    1. If you want to try one. Buy online. It's cheaper compared to the mall price. :)

      Followed back! :)


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